2 September 2015


75% of partners believe upping IT spend would improve their firm
Three in four partners in Iberia feel their firm´s profitability and efficiency would be enhanced with more IT investment, while half think email poses security risk.

Portugal, not Africa, now offers ´better growth prospects’ for Lisbon firms
As forecasts for growth in Angola and Mozambique are revised down, Portuguese lawyers say domestic market will provide biggest source of growth.

Garrigues and Laffer Abogados advise on H.I.G Capital acquisition

Garrigues advised H.I.G. European Capital Partners, the European arm of global private equity firm H.I.G. Capital, on the acquisition of Centros Único.

King & Wood Mallesons instructed on PPTV’s La Liga deal
King & Wood Mallesons advised online television company PPTV on the €250 million acquisition of the Chinese broadcasting rights for the Spanish Football League (La Liga).

Clifford Chance instructed on Elliott Advisors’ Bionatur deal
Clifford Chance acted for Elliott Advisors on its acquisition of a 70 per cent stake in Spain´s Bionatur Biotechnologies.

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Latin America News

Jones Day to open office in Colombia

Jones Day is poised to open in Bogota later this year, according to sources.

Greenberg Traurig hires three new partners in Mexico
Greenberg Traurig´s Mexico office has recruited three new partners.

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News focus

New research shows that the associates in law firms in Spain and Portugal want law firm leaders to be more transparent and better communicators.

Client view

Law firms’ flexibility on fees has a ‘positive impact’ on clients, but lawyers risk their reputation if they misrepresent firms to which they are referring work, says Isolux Infrastructure´s Javier Prados.

Iberian Lawyer TV
Cuba and the Pacific Alliance offer potential for law firms
Javier Fernández-Samaniego, Bird & Bird

Foreign investor interest in Portugal increasing
Nuno da Cunha Barnabé, PLMJ

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Legal Summit 2015
Developing an international strategy: How to navigate the “perfect storm”

17 September, Lisbon

As part of the 40 under Forty Awards Evening Iberian Lawyer will hold the Legal Summit – a debate for a specially invited group of law firm leaders and General Counsel.
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Examining public procurement

29 September, Madrid

As a result of government changes at local, regional and national level, the questioning of long-term contracts linked to current projects, services and/or suppliers has become an increasing trend.
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